Disco Biscuits Live at Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre on 2003-08-12
- Live concert
- Disco Biscuits
2: Spaga ** > Save The Robots *** > Eine Kleine Nachtmusik > Aceetobee, Morph Dusseldorf > Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Helicopters > Morph Dusseldorf
E: Once the Fiddler Paid, Home Again
* - First Eine Kleine Nachtmusik since 3/11/2000 (298 shows)
** - Dyslexic completion of 8/11/2003 version
*** - Completes 8/7/2003 version
PLAN C APPROVED
- 2004-02-12 08:34:44
- M1->Waveterminal 2496->Soundforge 5.0->CDWav->SHN
- Boalsburg, PA
- Taped by
- Jonathan Hatgis
- Transferred by
- Matt Spolansky
Subject: I'm Clay, and I approve of this show
My deepest thanks Brownstein--the dedication meant a lot to me, and I'll never forget it as long as I live.
Long live Bisco.
Subject: Spaga > Robots > EKN > AC2B!
B&C > Big Happy > IRW - This segment honestly looks boring as hell to me. The jam out of B&C, however, turns into a really cool major key jam. Barber is all over this jam with some really pretty riffs and Sammy keeps switching up his beat and making it interesting. Magner has some great texturing, and this part of the jam turns out awesome! They get away from the happy theme and turn minor for a bit, which works alright. Brownstein gives away the IRW bassline WAY too early and the jam feels stagnant at that point.
SJSS > P&D > B&C - The SJSS starts out very laid back. But unfortunately doesn't really go anywhere from there. Dramatically shifts gears as it gets closer to P&D, but pretty boring overall. As for P&D, this was one of oly two times they played the song all of 2003. Those poor people on the 12th of August. The P&D jam starts out pretty noodly from Barber, but quickly turns into a dark trance jam. They have a chance to make this pretty interesting and for a minute or two it is. Unfortunately, they get lost pretty quick and it winds back towards B&C pretty directionless. A few minutes from the end they get stuck into one of the rhythmic repeater jams, but the rhythm and riff that Brownstein is repeating isn't all that interesting.
GiG > P&D > EKN > SJSS - GiG starts out with some light playing from Barber, and turns into a very spacial jam with Magner playing some really cool stuff in the six-minute range. The jam isn't really melodic in any way, everybody is just playing something that complements everybody else. Turns out pretty decent. EKN is just straight up awesome. What a cool cover. The jam out of EKN is actually really cool, and the first few minutes of it sound like they could actually be part of a prog-classical arrangement. This jam turns out to be really gorgeous, and Sammy has some great drumwork as the jam gets closer to SJSS.
Spaga > Robots > EKN > AC2B - The jam out of Spaga is just fantastic. Very very good breakbeat jam. This jam is absolutely phenomenal, and Barber is on point throughout and through the Robots ending. They then drop right back into EKN, and from there the jam out of EKN is absolutely gorgeous. I'm just in love with this jam. From there, they drop into a great dub jam that works perfectly. This also is a fantastic jam and leads into AC2B perfectly. 1st jam in AC2B is again, great. Really good uptempo jam with great play by all four band members, especially Barber as they get near the composition again. The 2nd jam is laid back and pretty, the way AC2B 2nd jams ought to be.
This whole sequence was really fantastic. When Cooke says it's the best music, he's right. This whole segment is flawless.
Morph > EKN - No jam here at all. Nothing to talk about really.
Helix > Morph - Begins with the usual chord progression in the jam and then by 5:00 or so finally gets into an actual jam. The jam is very trancy and all about Magner. He's playing some really cool leads here. The whole jam is pretty awesome and leads really fluidly into the Morph ending.
Fiddler - Standard.
Home Again - Standard with type I jam.
The second set is phenomenal. The whole Spaga > Robots > EKN > AC2B and the Helix > Morph are both fantastic throughout, though the first set (minus EKN > SJSS) can be for the most part skipped. There are a few good spots here and there, but nothing really memorable. 4 stars. EKN > SJSS, Spaga > Robots > EKN > AC2B, Helix > Morph are great.
I really like the first set. No it doesn't have the trademark throwdown Biscuits' jams (ala Dribble, HDPF, Basis, etc), but it is masterfully constructed (these guys know how to put together a setlist!) and very well played. Definitely check out the GIG > PnD > EKN > SJSS, don't see a segment like that too often.
Set two contains more of the 'meat n potatoes' Bisco. Great Spaga and AC2B, and EKN is nicely segued in there. Fiddler and Home Again, two songs that don't get a lot of respect, are bold encore choices that I think fit nicely, and they are well done too.
Not the greatest show by any means but it still deserves a listen.
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Subject: Tussey always sick!
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